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29 Nov 2017 06:26 #186842 by florinelu07
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Hi everyone,

My dec-2005 Jimny (130kkm and rising)

After a long trip from Lithuania, it has arrived few months ago in Romania...

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29 Nov 2017 07:00 #186843 by 1066Boy
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Looks nice. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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29 Nov 2017 08:57 #186851 by florinelu07
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Few trips since I've got it, including the famous Transfagarasan:



Additionally, I had to go through full service schedule, engine oil, gearbox, transfer case, diffs oil replacement, full vacuum circuit, solenoids, hubs, kingpins and last but not least, rust treatment, all DIY:

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yes ... it's mud....

fixed on both wheels


rust removal and welding (only one small area) and treatment (Chelade) for areas with superficial oxidation:




New winter tyres:

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29 Nov 2017 18:03 #186861 by 1066Boy
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You have done some good work there mate, well done. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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04 Dec 2017 06:01 - 04 Dec 2017 06:02 #186985 by florinelu07
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Thanks,

Further more:

Tinted rear windows:


Replaced front speakers:


Fitted rear speakers:


Started to build a rook rack (for some extra space if/when needed) - work in progress to find a way to install it without removing the rails:


Mounting a Thule tow bar in progress - don't have any pics yet

Meanwhile, enjoying the late autumn B)
Last Edit: 04 Dec 2017 06:02 by florinelu07.

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04 Dec 2017 06:36 #186986 by 11/60
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The strongest and best way to mount that basket is to remove the rails and bolt it directly to the roof. It won't let you carry any more load up there but it will be a lot better than relying on the existing brittle plastic feet.

Rhubarb and custard let fly with their secret weapon.
Mooo said Ermintrude (black)
Boing said Zebedee (blue)

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04 Dec 2017 06:53 #186988 by florinelu07
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I do understand that, but I'm afraid of water leakage after "tampering" the OEM rails.
Given that the rails have a limited load limit of ~40kilos and the roof rack weights about 5 kilos now (with mounts and paint it will gain 1-2 more kilos), I would say that I'm having a safe 30kilos of load to carry.

In the end the purpose of the rack is to carry some light luggage when travelling and 99% of situations will just hold the roof lights/ledbar.

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04 Dec 2017 07:02 #186989 by 11/60
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Ah no, the rails are held on by captive studs protruding up from the roof, there no path for water ingress.

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Mooo said Ermintrude (black)
Boing said Zebedee (blue)

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04 Dec 2017 09:02 #186997 by jackonlyjack
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As 11/60 says i have had no problems with water
Also if you actually removed one of the roof bars
You will see just how flimsy they are

Jack
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04 Dec 2017 09:31 #187000 by Daniel30
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No leakage here either

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04 Dec 2017 10:58 #187002 by florinelu07
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Thank you all.

I'll have a look under the rail covers.

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04 Dec 2017 11:01 #187003 by florinelu07
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Quick question: recommended AT/MT tyre to fit the standard rim and size (205/70 r15)?

For winter I intend to keep the dedicated snow tyres, but for the other 3 seasons I would like to use somenthing suitable for tarmac/mud but also for road use.

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